June 14, 2012
Dosing day 4 of cycle 3.
7:30 AM – Took my dexamethasone and acyclovir along with my vitamins at breakfast. During breakfast, a piece of a wisdom tooth broke off. Now, I have to see the dentist again. Because I started the Zometa therapy, having had my dental clearance, I need to speak with Warren or Lisa at Lynn to learn how I should best approach this.
9:50 AM – arrived at Lynn Cancer Center. I asked to be able to speak with either Warren or Lisa.
10:10 AM – Velcade injection given sub-cu by Karen.
10:25 AM – Met with Lisa. She took a look at the tooth and confirmed that a large piece was missing. She said that I should see my dentist and that some remedial care was in order since I had started the Zometa. She said the tooth should not be pulled, and that if my dentist thought it did, than he would have to contact Warren and Lisa for a conversation on best therapy for me.
3:30 PM – Saw Mark, my dentist. He said that under normal circumstances, he would just yank the tooth because wisdom teeth are still more trouble the they are worth. However, since I am on the Zometa, he agreed that this was not an option. Instead, he drilled out the old filling and some decay, and laid in some good filling material to protect what was left of my tooth. It looks like I’m in good shape now!